Hubby and I met family in Nashville over the weekend to celebrate my niece’s birthday. Since we didn’t see them over Christmas (our sons’ schedules didn’t allow us to travel this year), it was nice to get together. I’m not a country music fan – never have been. My preferred genre is hard rock. Everyone else loves country music, so I was in the minority all by my lonesome. On Saturday afternoon, we went to Broadway street to listen to live music. I entertained myself by people watching, an easy thing to do with the throngs of people crowding the streets. I’m also gifted with the talent to block out any music I don’t care to hear (I think it’s connected to my ability to read anywhere and not be distracted). It automatically engages when country music is detected. After going to a few places, we wound up at a rooftop bar of a hotel (with no music) in front of a fireplace. Wine was involved. And greatly needed after that experience.
Saturday evening we had tickets to The Listening Room Cafe, a venue that features singer/songwriters. Yes, it was still country music, but it featured three artists on the stage with their acoustic guitars. They took turns talking about their song, what inspired it, and whose album it’s featured on if it was picked up. I’m always interested in hearing where the ideas come from whether it involves books, music, art, etc., and the three of them told some amusing stories.
Overall, it was a fun weekend with pretty decent weather (we had horrible wind and rainstorms last Thursday and Friday). Even though the music wasn’t my preference, it’s always nice spending time with family. Have a great week!